By James Vallone
MARIETTA, Ga. -- The Shorter wrestling Hawks travel on Saturday to face Life University in a dual meet, set to start at 2 pm.
The Hawks are coming off of the impressive 34-15 victory over St. Andrews, in which the Hawks took victories in seven of the ten weight classes. Those claiming match wins were Jonathan Rodriguez (133), Jesse Jones (141), Brandon Dyer (149), Gabriel Bird (157), Jared Rector (174), Joseph Hinchman (197), and Chris Rowland (285).
Life is in the first year of fielding a wrestling team, and already has shown well. In the Citadel Open, Shorter competed in this event as well, Life had one individual champion, Trey Hicks in 197-pound weight class, and three others who placed in the top ten of the tournament: Oliver Brukardt (157), Jeff Drever (149), and Jason Fraser (165).
This will be the final dual meet for Shorter this season, as the rest of the season will be focused on open competitions, including next week at the Midwest Classic in Indianapolis, Ind.